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thefts committed) outside the villages. The talaris are gener-
ally drawn from the Boya community in the Citragallu slma,
though people of other castes also hold the post of talari out-
The purohtt has to explain to the ryots the time when the
sowing of the seed would yield abundant corn; he has also to
tell them the work which they are expected to do in every
season. He officiates at the marriages and other religious
ceremonies that are performed in the houses of the farmers,
and reads daily the calendar before the rich men of the village.
Therefore, the ryots pay him horehallu and moralhatta* in
addition to his ayam.
The carpenter and the blacksmith attend to all artisan's
work in the village, especially to the manufacture of ploughs
and other agricultural implements, without demanding wages
for their services. When they are engaged in the construction
of the houses of the ryots, they obtain wages, but not
otherwise. They have to manufacture as many ploughs as
the government requires. Therefore, they are given Tiorehallu
and moralhatta in addition to their ayam.
The barber shaves the ryots and the washerman washes
their cloths. They also get liorehallu and moralhatta. More-
over, the washerman gets food from every household on the
day when he washes cloths. He pays revu-gutta to the
The cobbler furnishes the ryots with ropes, buckets,
sandals, etc,, for which they pay him horekallu and morabhatta,
The sanlkog has ayam because he keeps the village
accounts. Moreover, he also enjoys the manya which the
villagers and the government have granted to him as remune-
ration for his services. He has, however, to pay jodi on his
m&wya to the government.
.   * The meaning of horthalfa is not clear;  but Wilson mentions in his Glossary,
Ftrrekullu  which he understands to be the name of a tax paid by the cultivators in kind,
, to the government   Jlforatfotta is said to mean * established fees tc